Thirty years ago, in May 1982, a peace camp was established at RAF Upper Heyford, north Oxfordshire.
The camp continued for two years: protesting against the presence of US nuclear-bomb-carrying F-111s and the base’s role in the event of a nuclear war.
A demonstration in 1983 saw 4000 campaigners shut down the base for four days, and resulted in mass arrests – with 752 activists arrested.
Now, thirty years on, original peace campers are returning to Heyford to discuss their experiences and describe how they are opposing the replacement of Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system.
Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) will be joining the reunion of peace campers and there will be opportunities for interview (both during the event and by prior communication).
7th May 2012 – from 11am
Site of the former peace camp – Portway bridleway, Camp Road, Upper Heyford base at 11 am
Or meet at Upper Heyford Village Hall Community Centre between 12 and 2 pm
There are (limited) spaces for a tour of the base (now an English Heritage listed site) from 2.15pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org